Very pretty, but not much personality
I bought the 1981 626 for its good looks and fairly sporty handling. I had the beautiful aluminum 626 wheels added.
This is the first car I have owned where I actually went shopping for someone to boost the performance. That 2000 engine was a slug. (I think it was rated at 70 hp.)
It handled very well for a sedan of that era, and beyond that motor there were no complaints with it beyond the usual little things the dealer fixed; rattles, trim falling off a bit, etc. I found the finish was not quite up to the Accord that I also looked at.
That weak engine did me in. I got tired of it after a year of sluggish performance and traded it on a 1980 Volvo 242 GT.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 1st June, 2004